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Book Review - The Red Man's Bones

Book Review - The Red Man's Bones

Using a string of far-flung military outposts as base camps for adventure, Catlin crisscrossed an untamed landscape, all-the-while painting a tremendous volume of Indian portraits and native scenes. The images were unlike anything the world had ever seen.

In the Heart of the Confederacy, a new Civil War Museum

In the Heart of the Confederacy, a new Civil War Museum

The American Civil War Museum, a new institution formed out of a merger between the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, sits on the banks of the James River. If, as the museum’s CEO Christy Coleman says, the Civil War “saved and redefined what the American republic would be,” the new museum redefines the war’s legacy as perpetually bound to our always-fraught present.

Flying Solo With My First Busload of Kids

Flying Solo With My First Busload of Kids

Some of you might remember my recent series of posts on tour guide training - all done in an effort to prepare for my first real experience with a group of visiting school kids. Well, that first experience is officially in the books. Interested to hear about it? Here goes. 

Training Day: Part II

Training Day:  Part II

If you remember last week's post, I updated you on my first-of-three-days training with WorldStrides. That means I've got two more days to tell you about!